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“Satisfied quest for history”
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Fort Fincastle
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Owner description: The top of this 126-foot fort offers spectacular panoramic views of the ocean.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Satisfied quest for history”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

Yes, it's a small fort area, but it was easy to get to and very cheap at $1 a person. It gives a great view of the island, and it's small enough to keep the kids interested while they are up there.

Visited August 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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“Fort Fincastle”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

The fort is located next to the Queen's Staircase and Water Tower, a few blocks from the port. There are food stands, t-shirt stands, a gift shop, and a public restroom; its a popular spot for tourists. The fort is at the highest point of Nassau, making the view spectacular. The entrance fee is $1 per person and the tour guides work for tips - they are very informative and give out advice so bring one dollar bills. The fort's cannons were never used, but it is still interesting to learn about Nassau's history.

Visited August 2013
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Check View and Imagine Water Tower Wearing a Crown”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

The view of Government House and the cruise ship harbor makes this a favorite stop for cruise passenger tour operators. In 1973 a lighted crown was welded atop the adjacent water tower to celebrate Bahamian independence from Great Britain.

Visited August 2013
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Salisbury, North Carolina
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“Great View of Cruise Ships in Port”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

If you are on a cruise that stops in Nassau, you can get a great picture of the city and your docked ship. Go up the steep steps to the upper viewing level. You also get a great view of the Water Tower (note for geocachers: the Water Tower is a virtual cache). There is a small $2 fee to enter the fort. While there may be guides present, the signs are enough to give you an appreciation of the fort and why it was built. Near the entrance to the fort are many vendors. There also is a small gift shop and rest rooms nearby. Taking the Queens Staircase is a scenic way to get to the Fort, but you also can drive there (limited parking) or walk up a road from downtown Nassau.

Visited July 2013
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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“Great view of city”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

The Fort is very small compared to the forts I had visited in Puerto Rico and the ones back home in Charleston. But it has a commanding view of the area and you can see almost each end of the island. To get to the fort you take the Queens staircase which is carved into the limestone leading to the fort. It is actually more of a magnificent site than the fort itself.

Visited August 2013
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